Jim Kuhn Memorial High Point Award

Every year at CLD Classic the high point Jr/YR receives the Jim Kuhn Memorial Award. It was first awarded in 1995, the summer following his death of cancer, by CLD to honor the memory of the hardest working non-member of the club. Married to Alice Martin (a founder of CLD) and father of Martin Kuhn, Jim hauled tons (literally, the first rings were concrete blocks and 2" x 4"s and weighed more than 2000 pounds for one regulation arena), set up sound systems and secretary's tents, and then videotaped the classes. He was an important part of every club function and happy attendee at our potlucks. The plaques are on display at StarWest.

1995

  • Martin Kuhn & Star Sir Marhalt

1996

  • Heather Reed

1997

  • Kate Fleming

1998

  • Pam Davis

1999

  • Kate Fleming

2000

  • Sarah Bonansinga

2001

  • Katherine Sunder

2002

  • Katherine Sunder

2003

  • Samantha Carl

2004

  • Morgan Williams

2005

  • Lisa Riseman

2006

  • Sammy Mayberry

2007

  • Jordan Meadows

2008

  • Emily Layeski

2009

  • Olivia Hanzel

2010

  • Emily Barrett

2011

  • Mia Spezia

2013

  • Emily Raynor & Desert Fox

2014

  • Sian McBride & Tebaldo

2015

  • Brooke Von Hoffman & Cruisin' On

2016

  • Piper Long & Jennifer Kaiser's FHF Ivory

2017

  • No winner - CLD Classic cancelled due to Illinois State Fairgrounds Coliseum condemnation

2015's Jim Kuhn Award Recipient Brooke Von Hoffman

2014's Jim Kuhn Award Recipient Sian McBride with Martin Kuhn

2013's Jim Kuhn Award Recipient Emily Raynor